Women Writers

  • Jan 1, 1170

    Marie De France

    Marie De France
    Wrote versified accounts of enchantments and anxieties that surrounded the court of King Arthur, Guinevere, and their knights.
  • Jan 1, 1373

    Margery Kemp

    She lived a boutniful life, was married for over 25 years, had 14 children, and at age 4o decided to dedicate her life to Christ.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth
    By 1558, Elizabeth Tudor ascended the throne at age 25. She wrote about her life and the struggles she faced.
  • Anne Bradstreet

    She never attempted to publish her writing in her lifetime, but (luckily) her brother-in-law arranged without her knowledge to have some of her work published.
  • Katherine Philips

    Known in her days as "the Matchless Orinda", she was daughter of a London merchant.She wrote a wide range of subjects, but focused on love, courtship, marriage, maternity, and mourning.
  • Judith Sargnet Murray

    She argues that education, not nature, created the inequality between men and women.
  • Phillis Wheatley

    Phillis Wheatley
    She was purchased directly off a slave ship by John Wheatley. Against the odds, she learned to write.
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth
    There is limited information on her life, but she wrote about women empowerment.
  • Charlette Mew

    She wrote "The Quiet House".
  • Laura Riding

    She was born Laura Reichenthal in New York City. she wrote "Eve's Side of It".
  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker
    b. 1944
    Was born in Georgia and wrote "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens".
  • Sandra Cisneros

    Sandra Cisneros
    b. 1954
    Great Latina Writer. Known for "House on Mango Street" and "Women Hollering Creek".